ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley recently attended An Evening with Sir Richard Branson at Auckland’s Vector Arena. Here’s what she learned from the famous entrepreneur who continues to make waves in the global airline, travel and tourism industry.
On Sunday 26 March, I was in the same room as Sir Richard Branson. Wow! I never thought I’d write those words.
I joined 2,000 of New Zealand’s movers and shakers, business leaders, Virgin fans, journalists, and curious souls to listen to Sir Richard in conversation with the Right Honourable John Key.
We couldn’t take any pictures, but I did scribble down lots of notes. I believe we can all learn a lot from this innovative entrepreneur, especially how his bold ideas are transforming the travel industry. Here are a few of my favourite takeaways from the special evening.News, Staff News, Study inspiration |
Known around College for his infectious laughter and incredible style, Daniel Maine is a Tourism Education Tutor at ITC. Below, he gives us a glimpse into his daily routine.
Describe your typical day
My typical day is that no two days are the same! I could be teaching at campus one day, and the next day be soaking wet from a jetboating adventure in the Auckland Harbour. The next week I might be boarding a flight to deliver tourism courses around New Zealand – my office view changes often.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
“Big birthdays only come around every ten years, so we decided to spoil them with a surprise morning tea celebration and delicious cupcakes,” says ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
Meet Les Taylor, our new Tutor Team Supervisor. Les works at the City Campus – be sure to say hello when you see him around College! Below, he gives us an insight into his background in airline, travel and tourism.
Hi, my name is Les and I am a travel addict.
I first became aware of this passion (addiction) when I was a child. I would climb to the top of a large pine tree that my dad planted in our front yard, especially on wild winter days, and pretend that I was on a ship sailing into unknown waters.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
Meet ITC’s newest tutor, Andrew Houston. Andrew teaches travel and tourism at the Botany Campus. Below, he gives us an insight into his career history, hobbies, and love for travel.
My story in travel and tourism has been a fantastic journey that has now brought me to an exciting new chapter as a tutor at ITC! Let me take you back to the beginning…News, Staff News | Leave a reply
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is caked out. Earlier this month, we treated all staff and students to a piece of delicious cake to celebrate our 20th birthday – resulting in a mild but totally-worth-it ‘cake hangover’.
“It was cake overload!” says ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley.
“We ordered a giant cake for the morning and afternoon classes at both campuses. It was wonderful to take some time out of the day to celebrate this special occasion.”News, Staff News, Student success | Leave a reply
Lesley Brough is ITC’s International Marketing Manager. Every few months, she travels overseas to promote the College, meet with agents and potential students, and attend education events. While these trips are for work, she does get to see some pretty amazing places (all in the name of business). Below, she shares some highlights from her recent trip to Asia, where she visited Hong Kong, Macau, China, and Taiwan.
I had a wonderful time in Asia. I was there for three weeks (my longest trip of the year) and I visited seven cities across four countries. I also used nearly every mode of travel available – plane, boat, bus, train, even push bike!
I met with several agents and they were all warm and welcoming. The weather was extremely warm, so travelling to meetings in corporate clothing was a bit of a challenge! I ended up purchasing a mini fan to keep me cool – a must-have if you visit Asia in summer.Staff News | Leave a reply
Irena Wysoczanski enjoyed a fantastic career at Air New Zealand, both as a flight attendant and trainer, before joining ITC earlier this year.
My journey in tourism and travel began many years ago when I joined Air New Zealand as a Flight Attendant in 1974. I flew for 25 years, both with the International and Domestic airlines. I progressed through each ‘rank’ and enjoyed meeting customers in Economy, Business Class and First Class Cabins – they always had interesting stories to share about their lives and travels!Staff News |
What were you doing 20 years ago? Whether you were studying, working, travelling, or even yet to be born, something happened 20 years ago that has since shaped the life of thousands of travel and tourism students: ITC was born.
On 3 September 1996, the International Travel College of New Zealand opened its doors for the first time. This was long before the days of the City Road or Botany campus; the first campus was located on Hobson Street in Auckland city, just around the corner from the Sky Tower (which was built only two years prior, in 1994).
Founded by Karen Houston, ITC quickly earned an excellent reputation for its innovative teaching methods and intimate class sizes. Back then, as now, studying at ITC was like ‘being part of a family’. You don’t just walk away with a qualification; you walk away with lifelong friends and a passion for travel and tourism.In the Community, News, Staff News |
The finalists for this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards have been chosen, with 28 different brands in the running for various honours across eight business categories and two individual categories.
With individuals and groups spanning the nation, and tourism operators varying from thermal pools and ski fields to hotels and theme parks, the awards represent some of the very best of the country’s offerings. Plus, the awards align with New Zealand’s goal of reaching a $41 billion tourism revenue target by 2025.
Finalists can look forward to September 29 when the winners will be announced during a dinner and ceremony in Auckland.Staff News, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand | Leave a reply